Peanut butter is great because it’s naturally vegan and gluten-free. Nuts, in general, also tend to pair nicely with both savory and sweet dishes. In honor of National Peanut Butter Day, we found both sweet and savory recipes that showcase this vegan staple. Using the Food Monster App, we found 15 recipes that use peanut butter as either a savory or sweet ingredient to enhance flavor and add healthy fats!

1. Raw Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookie Dough Bites Vegan Raw Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookie Dough Bites

These Raw Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookie Dough Bites are to die for. A soft peanut butter center encased in an edible raw cookie dough layer. These rich energy bites are perfect for on the go enjoyment!


2. Edamame Peanut Noodle Salad Vegan Edamame Peanut Noodle Salad

This Edamame Peanut Noodle Salad is filled with tons of color, texture, and flavor. Packed with veggies, protein and fiber! Plus its gorgeous, just look at it.

3. Double Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownie-Cookies vegan flourless oil-free gluten-free grain-free black bean brownies double chocolate

There’s no better way to use leftover black beans than brownies! These chunky, fudgy Double Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownie-Cookies are good for you and easy to make! Plus, what’s better than peanut butter? Adding chocolate.

4. Soba Noodle Bowl With Peanut Sauce Vegan Soba Noodle Bowl With Peanut Sauce with greens

This Soba Noodle Bowl With Peanut Sauce has some of your all-time favorite bowl additions; spicy baked tofu, crunchy spinach, fresh broccoli, and sweet cherry tomatoes. This is super simple to make and the peanut sauce really takes center stage against this plant-filled backdrop.

5. Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies Vegan Grain-Free Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

This vegan recreation of an old favorite come out perfectly. The addition of molasses syrup gives these Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies a great depth of flavor.


6. Thai Veggie Wraps With Spicy Peanut Sauce

These veggie Thai Veggie Wraps With Spicy Peanut Sauce make a super easy and quick meal on the go! Crisp broccoli slaw, fresh spinach, sweet bell peppers, and fresh cilantro are packed into a wrap and served with a side of creamy, spicy peanut sauce. Make a few at the begining of the week, grab one and go! The protein in the peanut sauce will keep you satiated for hours.

7. Banana and Peanut Butter Flapjacks Vegan Gluten-Free Banana and Peanut Butter Bars stacked

There’s something about banana and peanut butter that just tastes so amazing, no matter what kind of recipe! In this healthy Banana and Peanut Butter Flapjacks are like baked oatmeal squares but so much better. They’re cakey, hearty, and so so yummy.


8. Chickpea Peanut Stew With Apricot and Raisins Vegan Chickpea Peanut Stew With Apricot and Raisins [Gluten-Free] topped with cilantro

This Chickpea Peanut Stew With Apricot and Raisins is warm and cozy, perfect for a Sunday night dinner. The stew is so filling and delicious you could bring it to any gathering or save it all for yourself! Serve it over rice, a baked potato, or a side of bread to dip!

9. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Vegan Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

These little brownies are deliciously rich. Make these Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies when those cravings kick in and you need a little hit. This is a very decadent slice, perfect for those that love dark chocolate.

10. 30-Minute Spicy Peanut Soup

This 30-Minute Spicy Peanut Soup will be your new favorite. The combination of butternut squash and peanut is so decadent you’re going to want to freeze it so you have leftovers on busy days. This meal is affordable and so filling.

11. Whole Wheat Chocolate Peanut Butter CakeVegan Whole Wheat Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with frosting and toppings

Again, the combination of chocolate and peanut butter is a classic flavor couple. This Whole Wheat Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake takes the tasty combo to the next level by layering peanut butter-infused cakes with chocolatey frosting so deliciously indulgent you won’t want to let a drop of it go to waste. This cake is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth!

12. Pineapple and Peanut Sauce Tofu Wrap vegan pineapple peanut sauce tofu wraps

This Pineapple and Peanut Sauce Tofu Wrap is the perfect medley of sweet and savory flavor. This recipe is perfect for a busy work day where you need some extra energy. The protein in the tofu and peanut sauce will give you the extra boost you need to get through the day!

13. Healthier Peanut Butter and Jelly Baked Doughnuts  Vegan Healthier Peanut Butter and Jelly Baked Doughnuts with glaze, strawberries, and nuts to top

Whole food ingredients make these Healthier Peanut Butter and Jelly Baked Doughnuts nutritious enough for any meal of the day. Make this recipe, enjoy a sweet treat for breakfast, snack, dessert, or even lunch. That’s right, they’re like eating a sandwich but more fun.


14. 15-Minute Rainbow Chard, Red Bean, and Peanut Stew 

This 15-Minute Rainbow Chard, Red Bean, and Peanut Stew is soul food in a bowl; it’s creamy and rich with a subtle heat. This colorful dish tastes as good as it looks, serve this with rice, a baked potato, or quinoa for a filling meal!

15. Flourless Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake Simply Decadent Flourless Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake (All You Need is a Blender!) [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Throw all of the ingredients into a blender, pour the batter into a pan, bake for a few minutes and presto: you’ve got this Flourless Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake! This cake is rich, gluten-free and so yummy.

Vegan Chickpea Peanut Stew With Apricot and Raisins [Gluten-Free] topped with cilantro

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Lead image source: Whole Wheat Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake